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CSPAN
May 13, 2013 12:00am EDT
election of margaret thatcher and the overthrow of the shah in iran. the show is about an hour. >> hello. we are here today to talk about your terrific new book "strange rebels: 1979 and the birth of the 21st century." i'm going to let you explain in a second why it is that 1979 was really the crucial hinge point to history. but let me first start out with a little bit of explanation for what i think is a really unusual book that you have done. it's a labor of love. and christian is a long-time news week foreign correspondent, contributed to the new york review book, as well as my colleague, who contributes to foreign policy magazine where i'm the editor in chief, and i think you've done something very unusual with this book. you have managed to do in a way the impossible, linking together in one place margaret thatcher and the ayatollah, and the great counterrevolutionary year of 1979, and very provocative but this was a year that -- in which basically the backlash or the return of markets and religion to global politics in a big way, signaled a counterrevolution towards the reactions o
CSPAN
May 12, 2013 2:00pm EDT
crisi what does that mean? one thing it means is that if you elect the next guy he probably will be able to do much even if we try to build a movement to shift them little bit, and i am for building a movement. other with a look at what is system crisises, and we will get to what that must be done if politics is not move the ball, another way to look at it is long, long trance that don't change but get worse over time tell you, you are dealing with something deeper down in the system than just what an election will do. so, for instance, the distribution of income has been getting steadily worse for 30 years. it is not about whether the congress right now is blocking. there is a two-party that certainly is about it, but the 30-year trend tells you something else is going on a much steeper or, for instance, virtually all of the economic gains kiver take small amounts to the last 30 years, you're laughing about this. all the gains of the entire mammoth american economic system virtually ever take have gone to the top 1%. that is an extra very change. and we could get into criticizing t
CSPAN
May 20, 2013 8:00am EDT
made it easy for people to connect with their elected officials. so at the time i asked a lot of people for help, developers, and i went to, you know, some meet-ups in technology, and eventually i found someone who understood the problem and tell me to put together the technology to solve it, and that was, that is my current co-founder, jeb ory. >> host: what were you trying to solve? be how were you trying to connect people? >> guest: so people care about issues. everyone does. people may be busy and they may not be able to physically attend to events or to visit the legislators, but it doesn't mean people do not care. people want to tell others how they feel about a variety of issues, and they also want to hear from people. if they hear from their constituents, if they hear from people that live in their districts, they'll listen. and so at the time i was trying to connect people that care about education issues to connect with the legislators and tell them how they feel about their schools, and it was very hard to do. so today, for example, some of our campaigns deal with education i
CSPAN
May 13, 2013 5:00am EDT
the people are going to go to the polls and elect their leaders. well what happens if it's not the voice of the people? that's being heard so i want to give you two quick examples of the party system that we created and what happens. when joe biden became vice president there was an opening now in the u.s. senate in delaware. everyone knew who was going to be the new senator, it was mike castle, former governor and members of congress, and he had challenged in a primary by a lady named christina adamle and she beat him. two things happened. one, there are 1 million people than delaware. christine o'donnell only got 30,000 votes. so why didn't he just beat her in the general election clacks because delaware has a crease dewaal it's called the sore loser that if you run for your party's nomination and you lose your name can't be on the ballot in november. those 30,000 people kept all of the million people of delaware from choosing who they wanted in the u.s. set. so go over to utah where senator mike castle was running -- you should have put him in the senate, like steel and mike cas
CSPAN
May 17, 2013 8:00pm EDT
because we decided this is what we want to do with our slice of time on this planet. >> recent elections in pakistan mark the first democratic transfer of power since the country's independence in 1947. sharif of the pakistan muslim league has been elected as the next putt. -- the next president. this is just under two hours. >> good morning, everyone. director of the center of the atlantic council and on behalf of my colleagues and our president, i'd like to welcome alloff you. we waited roughly a week to talk about the very important event in south asia, the elections in pakistan, and we are going to be focusing on pakistan for the next few weeks because there is so much happening that affects pakistan, and what happens in pakistan affects the region. so just wanted to let you know that on monday afternoon, we'll be having another session on pakistan, looking at economics and depth and h the usaid sees the changing circumstances in pakistan at opportunities to move things forward. and then on the 3rd of june, we're delighted to be hosting a well-known england member of parliament, who
CSPAN
May 13, 2013 12:00pm EDT
the iowa senate before being elected to the united states congress in 2002. congressman king is a husband, and a father of three, which is absolutely the most important thing he can be. and we all know him here in iowa as the nation's strongest advocate to end obamacare. [applause] please, please join me in welcoming my congressman, steve king. [applause] >> wow!. thank you all very much. that is, that is a really, really nice welcome. [applause] thank you so much. hey, matt. i'm tell you this is a room full of republican luminaries and it is like a great big family reunion for me. old friends, n people to become friends and people that are bonded together here to move this country and this state in the right direction. and one of the directions that we have for us is this. the process of selecting the next leader of the free world begins in iowa and it is already begun. [applause] the and we as individuals in this state have more to say about who will be the next president on a per capita basis than anybody else in the country, insight of what they might think among my friends in
CSPAN
May 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
everything. [laughter] he's literally a gentleman. thank you, grover. i've got so many other elected officials here to thank. an old friend of mine and great member of the congress, but i do want to end before i get to the personal, and then i'm done. it is to talk about elijah cummings and darrell issa. i got the call from the chairman, and i thought he was calling to scold me for something i said about him, but, actually, i never did saynowhato i respect the person who has a different opinion than i do. when the chairman calls me and asked if i would help work on a common problem that we could bring red and blue together into the color purple that michael stehle and the other partners, mcman and i forged in this new company, purple nation solutions, he said he would reach out to his ranking democrat, elijah cummings, a hero for me as long as he's been involved in maryland politics. and when i went up to talk to him, we talked about many people we would want to involve to prove to the country that we can actually solve problems even while holding our political philosophies. i'm ad g
CSPAN
May 18, 2013 7:00pm EDT
humphrey and vice president humphrey in the 1968 presidential election say you're not looking at a neutral i was and and a liberal democrat. we all know that every great man in human history has flaws and weaknesses and makes mistakes but i know how moved i was and i and in the life of richard nixon the greatness of richard nixon and the presidency that i was reminded of just a little bit more when i walk through this museum. my one anecdote is to my mark -- remarkable surprise president bill clinton and i were talking politics coming unusual topic. [laughter] and presidential history and he said something that surprised me that i did not know and he said you know, who i turn to for advice and wisdom? this is before the big blowup that occurred to a tragic mistake of bill clinton. i said to? he said richard nixon. well. and then i listened to the words that became much more moving in this sad occasion of the passing of richard nixon when clinton gave the eulogy that brought tears to my eyes and most americans because in that you megaera those comments bill clinton moments ofs we al
CSPAN
May 19, 2013 11:00am EDT
was the wife of a u.s. senator who resigned his senate seat when abraham lincoln was elected yet he came home to south carolina and became and a two campus confederate president jefferson davis. throughout the where she kept a diary and it's one of the most famous accounts of the civil war. >> the 28th president 28th president of the united states born in virginia, lived during the civil war in georgia, augusta, georgia and that makes this a in 1870. nobody thought he was going to be much of a governor and the senate couple years had new jersey at the same time. as a national movement for reform. people didn't expect him to be able to do that. so it was the fact that i'm gave him provinces he wouldn't have had otherwise. presidents had become essentially agents. congress drafted legislation. they thought there will is simply the executors of the will of congress and take the leadership role itself. the 20th century came along. theodore roosevelt most notably by thinking in terms of challenges that were much more urgent than not. they didn't think they would be simply nothing more th
CSPAN
May 19, 2013 11:30pm EDT
for elected office in california ? then he goes on to ask would you consider if running with the green party? >> last election for the justice party. a smaller little party. i am not a politician. the only reason that i would ever consider running is to raise the issues. alterra but the big money. no one big money. i want to be in that kind of running, but i do want to deal to say what i think other people are willing to say, how we fill the gaps to malik to talk about that development of everyone to make sure that each one is : healthy. so that is what i am willing to talk about. the green party is a great party. and a lot of people in the green party. the party doesn't matter so much to me. is the issues in the movement to try to make this a better country. ♪ going on to say that your friend from pacoima. >> a bookstore culture space that we opened in the san fernando valley. it is named after my aunt who was a crazy, artistic, political person in my life or learned to love very much. everybody talks bad about people like that, a crazy relative, but she really -- i think she
CSPAN
May 13, 2013 8:00am EDT
response from members of congress and state elected officials who see the danger of in this and who want to be part of the education. so it's been really important. we had several hundred states and cities actually issue problem la rations calling for texting and driving awareness day and such. so we've been really happy with the response from the elected officials and playing with it. >> host: jennifer kuhn is with the at&t corporation. this is their demonstrator on no text onboard. you're watching "the communicators" on c-span. we want to introduce you to blake hall. he is with a group called troop id. before we find out what troop id is, mr. hall, give us your background. >> guest: sure. third generation soldier, grew up in a military family. 9/11 happened, i was in vanderbilt university's rotc program. decided i wanted to be an airborne ranger. ultimately ended up leading a scout trooper platoon in iraq hunting high of value targets. had a wonderful group of guys, and we were taking apart some of the vehicle bomb networks over there affiliated with al-qaeda. when i was getting o
CSPAN
May 13, 2013 8:00pm EDT
and state elected officials who see the danger of this and want to be part of the educational effort so it's really important. we have several hundred states and cities issue proclamations calling for texting and driving awareness day and such. we have been really happy with the response from elected officials and playing with it. >> host: jennifer kuhn is with at&t corp.. this is their demonstrator on no taxes on board. you are watching "the communicators" on c-span. we want to introduce you to blake hall with troop id. we before we find out what troop id is give us your background? >> guest: i grew up in a military family, 9/11 happened and i was in the rotc program. i decided i wanted to be a ranger and ended up leaving a scout sniper platoon in iraq from july of 06 to september 07 hunting targets. a wonderful group of guys. we were taken apart some of the vehicles related with al qaeda. when i was getting out i had a commander that refuse to write me a letter of recommendation unless they apply to harvard business school. i told him he was crazy that i haven't used the three syll
CSPAN
May 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
low and relatively constant. that's an issue. i think this election was not font. they always say, you know, they call for electricity in education and so on and so forth. i'm not sure -- the only one had an education plan was in the manifesto. the abysmally low literacy rates >> i know it's gone way beyond time. a quick comment. >> education is important. there's a lot of noise about it. there are certain systemic problems within our system. for example, it has not been decided whether it is provincial governments responsible to the secondary level education or the role and not. these are issues, which i think basically really and perhaps things will improve. >> last two questions. ms. grossman in the middle. i'm sorry i couldn't take all the others. go ahead. >> i want to ask -- [inaudible] i want to follow-up and ambassador pickering's question about rapprochement with india, but in particular, looking at nuclear weapons and possible stability measures, confidence building measures i know pakistan has been interested in pursuing for quite some time. my curiosity is where you th
CSPAN
May 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
debate? >> mr. chairman? i can count so i know the outcome of this election but i feel compelled to just note from my colleagues that when mr. perezwasfor his nfmaon hearing, i probed a series of questions that dealt with the disclosure of np information, disclosure that i thought was rather significant because it potentially could move marketing and is the ranking member said, tell with the decision accompanied by the name of countrywide. a decision that came through late one night at 10:45 p.m., and exchange on a private e-mail with "the new york times" reporter at 11:00 p.m., 15 minutes after the decision and the day before and he public disclosure by the justice department. now, in many cases i would walk away with a conclusion from that but i did not stop there. i sent a letter to the public affairs department at the department of justice and let me just recap partially what i said in the letter. during the recent senate hearing assistant attorney general thomas perez was questioned regarding his use of personal e-mails to disclose nonpublic information. the e-mail in question read
CSPAN
May 12, 2013 9:30am EDT
several members of congress to flip their votes, those who lost an election over it, and create and the delegation of fast track. as if -- ultimately bush's use of the actual fast track power end up really ruining its legitimacy. so that fight was in a way to set up for this fight that could happen now. many democrats are supporting fast track in the past now were very upset about what had been used for good most of them saw it because fast track keep them out of paying attention to the jurisdictions. that huge swath of the nontrade domestic policy agenda was being and then, financial services, copyright limits. they realize now how this authority was encroaching on their domestic legislation. many republicans did not so much criticize all of the policies, but they sure didn't like the idea of having more trade authority for clinton, or any authority for clinton. actually they wanted him to have a slip to go to the bathroom inside the white house with the explicit authority. so ultimately, fast track is voted down on the house floor in 1997 and 1998. now you come to 2002, and bush is ba
CSPAN
May 16, 2013 9:00am EDT
, mr. chairman? >> you can be recognized and i can count so i know the outcome of this election. i feel compelled to just note for my colleagues that when mr. perez was here for his confirmation hearings, i probed a setion that dealt with disclosure of nonpublic information, disclosures that i thought was rather significant because it potentially could move markets and as the ranking member said, it dealt with the decision accompanied by the name of countrywide, a decision that came through late one night, 10:45 p.m. and exchange on a private e-mail with a new york times reporter at 11:00 p.m. 15 minutes after the decision and a day before any public disclosure by the justice department. many medications i walk away and form a conclusion from that but i don't stop there. i sent a letter to the public affairs department at the department of justice and let me just recap partially what i said in the letter. during a recent senate hearing assistant attorney general thomas e. perez was questioned about his personal e-mail's to disclose nonpublic information. the e-mail in question read, quo
CSPAN
May 20, 2013 12:00am EDT
information secret? >> are you talking about the electric -- elected officials? it had to be part of the networks. right? >> but there are planes there is knowledge and understanding and also with harry truman when we get up to the alger hiss hearing ed whitaker chambers was spilling the beans on alger hiss spying and the country was divided over whether alger hiss could be a spy as a mainline aristocratic aristocratic, harvard, carne gie institution, a state department. >> host: but he was the architect of the united nations. we are witnessing to people who are soviet spies creating the post world war ii global architecture of the diplomatic size and the world bank and the imf for the other side and what is mind boggling about harry dexter white in case that the man who created that architecture almost became the first imf president president, american nominated president. but when people would reach the archive and as a staunch marxist economies. >> he did more than that and was instrumental. >> how did he do that? >> he was the deputy to the secretary of the treasury. >> he was an imp
CSPAN
May 15, 2013 12:00pm EDT
look at our trade policies. and i know come every election campaign, two weeks before the election all of the candidates have ads on television bashing china, ads on television talking about trade policy. somehow the day after the election, everybody forgets it. and whether it's a democratic president, whether it's the republican president, whether it's a republican house, whether it's a democratic senate, we still continue moving down the road of this disastrous trade policies. and that means nafta, cafta, permanent normal trade relations with china. we've got to take a hard look and rethink those policies. last point that i want toake, madam president, is that while we're making progress on deficit reduction, we have got to be appreciative that some of the people on whom we are balancing the budget you are some of the most vulnerable people in this country. while one out of four major corporations pays nothing in taxes, while corporations are stashing their money in the cayman islands and bermuda and other tax havens, we have made devastating cuts in programs that people can ill
CSPAN
May 19, 2013 12:00pm EDT
the election of margaret thatcher as the british prime minister, and the overthrow of the shah of iran. program is about an hour. >> host: hello, christian caryl. we're here today to talk about your terrific new book, "strange rebels: 1979 and the birth of the 21st century." i'm going to let you explain in a second why it is that 1979 was really the crucial hinge point in history. but let me first start with a little bit of explanation for what i think is a really unusual book that you are done. i know it's a labor of love book, but for those of you joining us today, he is a longtime "newsweek" foreign correspondent, contributor to the new york review books as well as my colleague who contributes to "foreign policy" magazine where i am the editor in chief. i think you're done something very unusual with this book which is that you've managed to do and the way the impossible, linking together in one place margaret thatcher and the ayatollah khamenei as characters in a unified narrative about the great counterrevolutionary year of 1979. it is your very provocative thesis that this w
CSPAN
May 11, 2013 10:00pm EDT
election of pope john paul ii and his return to his homeland after the precursor of the solidarity movement. great britain and the election of margaret thatcher and the british economy which i think is really been lost as a part of that political narrative of britain after thatcher and coming back to that and number five of course the one probably most people think of first when they think of 1979, the iranian revolution, a shot in the hostage crisis in 1979. wow, that's an awful lot of ground to cover but let's start with thatcher. there was a huge outpouring of tributes to thatcher on her death with magazine covers. your book takes apart some of the myths of margaret thatcher. >> guest: i try to do that. it's always a challenge because you want to show why someone is worth knowing about. there have been a lot of revisionist history of thatcher and a lot of people correcting some misperceptions of her but of course first you have to establish why she was in port in the first place and very few people would dispute that she was hugely and immensely important. as a transformative fi
CSPAN
May 12, 2013 8:15am EDT
shapes of history. looking at millennia, not election cycles, which is more common. winston churchill was reported to have said the farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see. in this case, doctor morris is going to help us look into the future because he begins with the last ice age and compares society east and west. this follows on his 2010 award-winning book and the patterns of history and what they would reveal about the future. and that he examines the intersection of technology and geology in the number of western entrepreneurs that propelled the west rise to power in the 19th century and the development of nuclear weapons computer in the 20th century, but kept it there. in the 21st century, that earlier book argued economic exchanges were called into question, whether the u.s. in particular would remain so. in the second volume, doctor morris presents a groundbreaking miracle index of social development, comparing societies of different times and places, adapting the united nations approach to development based on four incipal traits including inf
CSPAN
May 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
the last republican primary election. now, despite episodes of sporadic violence, some observers dismissed the lone wolf trend is primarily a new sense. some people argue that it could be more aptly consign to the field of abnormal psychology. nevertheless, even persons of psychological problems can commit acts of violence motivated in part i political ideologies. in fact, they may prove to be some of the most susceptible to extremists extradition to violence. after all, people with a stake in the system have something to lose, they may be less likely to risk death or a long prison sentence. now, for his part, chris dorgan said he was under severe depression. he even suggested that his brain should be preserved after his death in order to study the effect of severe depression on the brain. and in his own words, he exclaimed that it nothing to lose, a trade he said was that a successful world of moves that have bedeviled the us military over years, including al qaeda and the vietcong. so the growing popularity of the new media and their expanding set of platforms, things such as b
CSPAN
May 11, 2013 11:00pm EDT
select committee in investigative committee looking at the elections uses. an i nervously 50 page testimony that most of the committee wasn't there, but he insisted on delivering it poorly as well. and in that testimony, he talked about all the values, not just the importance of our ability to investigate soviet agents, but also the values of privacy and security in the things undermined when the people of the country feel there's something secret going on and it is against that setting at the justice department under sub to sleep began pushing for an act to provide a warrant in this case is, so all of this activity carried the seventh two years were not without warrant. i'll tell you at the time as a short anecdote to give you a sense of what the environment was like. there is a program going, which a couple of us are privy to in the justice department and were purging and so forth and which they established a listening post in a private club that sat right next to the soviet embassy embassy -- [inaudible] it should be the soviet embassy. up this name post was monitoring the sovi
CSPAN
May 19, 2013 8:00am EDT
lincoln, the republican party came to power in november 1860 election, that they would leave the union. that was not a constitutional issue. that was a political issue. they said south guillen and our way of life cannot enter into union headed by the republican party and abraham lincoln. to talk about ben tillman on the campus of the universe of south guillen, it's interesting because he tried to close this institution down. his goal was to establish an agricultural college which became clifton college, and to shut down the other institution of higher education in the state which were the citadel and the military college, and a south carolina college. primarily because his political enemies have a strong overkill so great the first state-supported black school in south carolina which became south carolina state university. but the idea of being that if we have a separate school there's no way that they're going to be able to have african-americans able to enter clemson or south carolina college, or now the women's college in south carolina. used a longer governor but you still u.s.-cen
CSPAN
May 12, 2013 7:00pm EDT
come you end up with two free lunch parties competing for the affections not only the elect area, but the whole money raising political action committee special interest group process that now totally dominates the system. the first thing is the budget has become a doomsday machine. the farmer structural, much bigger than anybody imagined, far bigger than the seven land. it's not a glide path down. it's going to go up if you use honest economics. honest economics, a simple way to explain it, do a cut-and-paste job on the last 10 years in terms of the unemployment rate, gdp growth rate pier project forward and you'll get 15 to 20 trillion deficits and that gap is so huge that there's no way the politicians will ever be able to deal with it because any pain they talk about today, which is minor is closing the gap. one example, the idea that we should change the cost of living adjustment is a good idea, but only takes 200 billion over 10 years come 1% or 2% out there. the price is going to occur is going to happen month after month, year after year. but going to spill over in the ec
CSPAN
May 13, 2013 8:30pm EDT
elected to the captain. congratulations for joining -- thank you for joining us today. the firth and current d.a. is ill lietzau a career main core officer who retired as a colonel. he took his undergraduate degree from the naval academy before he joined the marine corps. he took his law degree from yale and hasn't allowed him from the army jack school in ms and national security law from the national war college. before his appointment, colonel lietzau was deputy legal adviser to the national security council. bill has a long and distinguished resume. among other things he is held numerous pose as a marine attorney including military judge and served in several u.s. delegations in multilateral treaty negotiations and most relevant for today's event being the statute for international criminal courts. as you can see we have a very experienced and talented group of folks and without further ado i will turn the stage over to matt waxman. >> thanks very much. thank you all for being here. i'm excited to be talking about it. let me just begin with a little history of the office and talk
CSPAN
May 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
and integrity from those elected to serve. each scandal is distinct in its grievances but not isolated in its impact. a new yorker article published yesterday by amy davidson noted -- quote -- "the obama administration's strange belief that if it can just get -- if it can just find the right words, that reality will comply and bend to meet it, that its challenges are so extraordinary that the use of any exceptions built into normal processes should be regarded as unexceptional." americans deserve direct, straightforward answers and they deserve the facts. they deserve to know why the i.r.s. deliberately targeted conservative groups and gave liberal groups a pass. why secretary sebelius solicited the health care industry to help implement obamacare. and why the administration downplayed the atrocities in benghazi and pressured fact witnesses to say -- to stay silent. it's time for the president and his inner circle to provide a full explanation. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from delaware. mr. carpe
CSPAN
May 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
in the private sector employed than ever before. employment is up 866,000 since the election and the number of women employed is the highest level it has ever been. something she should celebrate rather than denigrate. >> we will see complete complacency when things are getting worse. the fact is even those who are in work are worse off. calling behind prices, and as a result of all this changes families on lower and middle incomes, will he own up to that? will he admit it? >> this from a party that trashed the british economy, went on a cocktail charm offensive sucking that banks that led to the disaster of the banking system in the first place and banking out the tax system in which a cleaner would pay more on our wages or his or her wages and a hedge fund manager would on their shares under this government richest are paying more every year in taxes. under this government, under this government, twenty-four million taxpayers will be 700 lbs. better off next year than under the labour. under this government as of next april almost three million people on low pay will be taken witho
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May 20, 2013 12:00pm EDT
don't succeed, the states, led by state elected officials will come in and make their proposal. but i think if you ask the governors of the border states they would much prefer the federal government step up to the plate and do its job rather than they take over. that's what we're trying to do here. we do have a fail-safe of the states, being involved with federal dollars if the federal government fails. i don't think the federal government will fail. >> okay. >> mr. chairman? you allowed senator schumer to speak. i will just note this is not a bill that strengthens border enforcement. i'm reading a letter of may 14th, from the immigration customs enforcement council, the i.c.e. officers. this is what they say. addressing this legislation in four pages, as a result, the legislation before us may have many satisfactory components for powerful lobbying groups and other special interests but on the subjects of public safety, border security, and interior an forcement this legislation fails. it is a dramatic step in the wrong direction. today the customs and immigration enforcement associ
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May 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
understand that after the presidential election the irs approved dozens of applications from conservative groups. why was there such a large approval after the election? >> i don't have that information. my information is that we, in may i asked that the cases be grouped in a fashion that we move them quickly through and tried to fix the process problems we had. there were a number of applications from tea parties and others that were approved at that time and we pushed hard. >> was there a process changed post-election? >> not that i'm aware of. >> mr. chairman, i yield back. >> thank you, mr. renacci. that brings this hearing to an end. but i promise the american people, this investigation has just begun. hearing adjourned. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> the ways and means committee gavels out after four hours hearing from the outgoing, acting irs commissioner steven miller and from russell george, who is the treasury inspect general for tax administration. it is their report the reason behind this hearing today. also additional hearings planned next week in both
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May 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
marvel, mr. president, that i listened to all the election post mortem about how the republican party had to reach out to hispanic americans in this country, how they had to do a better job of engaging them in selling their vision of america. well, this is the president's first nominee for this second term of an hispanic american who is eminently qualified. eminently qualified. and to try to stop this nominee is reverting back to the same old failed political strategies that failed them during the last election. and it's really unfortunate that the president's first hispanic choice for his second-term cabinet comes under such attack. no valid attack. it does not have to be that way. mr. perez deserves an up-or-down vote and he deserves to be swiftly confirmed as the next secretary of labor. so to my friends on the other side, i would say to you that it's time to stop the obstructionism. i would say to you that the anti rhetoric and baseless objections to tom perez's nominations are not going to serve you well in the hispanic community, and you should allow, as i heard so many times, give
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May 13, 2013 6:30am EDT
know, who in this city things in the long-term? the next election is a long-term. now we all know that public opinion throughout the arab world now and in the past is overwhelming aboard u.s. bias in favor of issue. whatever the government portends himself about how the united states is evenhanded, people in the arab world know it is not. as we also know most of states have traditionally not been democracies, and many other growers are heavily dependent on american favor. as result washington could safely ignore the people. so when a general petraeus or secretary gates would say, this is an issue that harms us, it was possible to respond but yes, we have is pliable, weak, dependent governments without domestic legitimacy. we can push them around and do as we please. it follows, however, that is, this is an enormously big ef, if fundamental and lasting democratization takes place in the arab world as it hasn't be sure, as in south asia, southeast asia, as it has in latin america, as it has in east asia, if it begins to happen in the air war, and i'm sick fundamental and lasting dem
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May 18, 2013 10:00pm EDT
but the strength of the area of the elections is it relates to popular astronomy and observational astronomy robert ariel being a member of the star observers and the active one at that. also including the work of the major observatories the periodical publications and in effect -- reflect his interest of the microscope and as to restore the telescope as part of his work he did the research and published it is part of his major collection with the 18th-century telescope and our copy has a wonderful foldout a engraving and that is all mine as well. and then we also have the opinion piece and that is sending me exhibited together. and from somerville 1831 with an important observational astronomer for people who had a great deal of influence in the field. the collection is still growing. and we're glad they have helped to provide for future growth that is the library has a strong commitment to that as well in a cooperative arrangement is beneficial to both institutions and when you think of the space exploration in our lifetime but there is a lot left to be learned. >> host: in 1934,
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May 19, 2013 5:15pm EDT
principles. so, you notice that the tea party, through the november 2010 elections and continuing to today, has been sort of ruthless about throwing its support behind candidates who who espoue these principles and don't care whether they have an r or d after the name and don't care if they're well-entrenched-well-funded incumbent republicans. tall acare about is getting their principles embraced by politicians. >> guest: in fact you say the media makes a mistake by thinking the tea party is nonexistent, because we department see an organized movement, they're influence is waning, what are you finding? >> guest: i think the tea party is a live and well, live neglect suburbs. i've been to several tea party events in recent months, and even though they're not marching in the streets anymore, a lot of perhaps even dead because of or that. but when i talk to them, their response is, been there, done that. we don't want to march anymore. we're trying to mature as a movement. we're trying to spend our time wisely, and infiltrate the existing establishment, existing system, to get them to come ou
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May 18, 2013 10:00am EDT
think most presidents we have elected thought that they could do that at the international arena takes control of an administration and bill clinton was no exception. he's took three steps that i think are particularly harmful to the united states interests. the first one was the expansion of nato, the north atlantic treaty organization which was given credit for helping to win the cold war. that is something we can talk about and something you can debate but the fact of the matter is nato was an extremely successful political military alliance and with the demise of the soviet union it brought into question the future role of nato but what bill clinton did without any debate or serious discussion was to expand nato, to enlarge nato, to bring in the former members of the warsaw pact, the east european states and george w. bush took this further by bringing in former soviet republics as part of this former soviet union itself. so instead of trying to adopt negotiating posture with a new russia that it clearly capitulated and thus ended the cold war, we expanded the cold war alliance and
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May 16, 2013 12:00pm EDT
union representation and nlrb conducted elections and millions achieved a middle-class way of life through collective bargaining and agreements that provided for fair wages and benefits in major industries of the economy." at the peak of union power, 35% of workers were covered by union contracts. they won higher wages, job security and other benefits and american family incomes grew by an average of 2.8% per year from 1947-1973. let me say that again. almost a 3% increase in family incomes from 1947-1973, with every sector of the economy seeing its income roughly double. due to a number of factors, union membership as a share of private-sector employment has declined from that 35% to less than 7% today. so we -- we know that our history tells us not only is the act important for the union members and for their families, but it's also very important for the middle class. no one thinks that the national labor relations board by itself will be able to restore balance to america's incomes, restore the purchasing power of the middle class, but the board itself can help make a differenc
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May 12, 2013 1:25pm EDT
say that i think it is clear that unless something dramatic happens in the election, obamacare is really a law. i think that realistically it is completely abolished. maybe other people disagree with me. i'm sure that there are some. but given that scenario, there are names that can be modified. for instance, there are bills passed all the time, although they are not really being implemented yet. i'm not sure that they will be. to get rid of some of the edict of medical device companies that will necessarily cause job loss, but also have technology is there in place for patients. a lot of the senate members can agree on is because of tax their own constituency. then we can go through the ideas about how to change these requirements with the exchanges that i have mentioned. i don't think it's too late to modify and even dramatically change hearts of the aca. i have a feeling that it is unrealistic to say that the entire law will be repealed. >> you have talked about americans having good access to health care. if some of that access to emergency rooms? >> well, if you look at the d
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May 14, 2013 12:00pm EDT
means also during the can election and -- during the the election and that it was withheld until after the election. should the white house have been informed earlier? >> my understanding is that when there is a review as there was and is by an inspector general, that when the end of that process is nearing and a report is about to be released, a notification is appropriate and routine. and that is what happened. and that happened several weeks ago. prior to that there was no knowledge here at the white house. now, before i make judgments about or anyone else here makes judgments about whether, you know, the white house should have known more or others in the administration should have known more, we have to find out what exactly happened. and that's why it's important for us to wait for the release of the inspector general's report which, you know, will hopefully be fairly imminent. >> based on the reporting, do you have any concerns that this was withheld when it could have been a big story? >> well, we have serious concerns about what's been reported. i think you saw that refl
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May 18, 2013 8:00am EDT
nation's best interest in mind and not their re-election in mind. i will tell you with europe in crisis and rising countries like china looking at us, they can either look at our model and say hey we value the same, we see that you value economic, political and individual liberty and we see what that produces and we see the kind of country that it produces and we think that is the right way forward or we look at your system, we think it is a product of the past. we think the leadership is an effective than we are going to choose a different model. locally we have people in our communities who have been ravaged by the recession and they need others to step up the stand in the gap and to serve to make a difference in their own lives. so what i would like to do today to share with you a few thoughts about how we can do that and encourage you to think about how in your own lives you can do the same thing. before i get started i want you to no i am not a real author. in fact what i told my brothers, i have four of them, for little brothers, that i have written a book. they said, he wrote a book
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May 12, 2013 5:15pm EDT
huntsman, failed to receive his party's nomination in the last republican primary election. now, despite episodes of sporadic violence, some observers dismissed the law will trend as primarily a nuisance. some people argue that it could be more aptly designed to the feel of abnormal psychology. nevertheless, to have psychological problems, they can commit acts of violence motivated in part by political ideologies. in fact, they may prove to be some of the most effective -- susceptible to extremists exultation to violence. after all, people who have something to lose maybe less likely. for his part dollar conceded he was under severe depression and even suggested that his brain should be preserved after his death in order to study the effect of a severe depression on the brain. and in his own words he explained that he had nothing to lose, a trade he had heard was behind the successful movements that have bedeviled the u.s. military over some many years. so the growing popularity of an immediate and they're expanding platform, things such as bonds, what forms, facebook, youtube,
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May 15, 2013 9:00am EDT
last year's election, speaker boehner conceded that obamacare is here to stay. here wheys said, and i quote. "it's pretty clear that the president was reelected." that's a fair statement. he went ton say, "obama is law of the land. it's pretty clear that president obama was reelected and obam obamacare is the law of the la land." so no matter what he said then, this is now. and he's changed his mind. the house will waste yet another week on another dead-end repeal vote. perhaps republicans think the 3th time is the -- the 37th time is the charm. 37 times on the exact same thing. the key party extremists bullied the leader into holding yet another vote to repeal the ah. affordable care act and roll back benefits for tens of millions of men's. this is what the speaker said last week, this is a quote. "we've got 70 new members who have not had an opportunity to vietnam on the president's health care law. frankly, they've been asking for an opportunity to vote on it." mr. president, this political cakabuki has tied up the floor f the house of representatives for weeks and cost the ameri
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May 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
have those freedoms in north korea, or china. we saw some of that during the taiwan election. a lot of folks in taiwan and china said, gee, these are chinese people on the island doing that, is there not some reason we can do that here? but it's also the fact that a self democratic korea would also be an ally of the west, so china either through paranoia or calculations does not want to see that. whether it eventually -- publicly it's not willing to accept concept of a unified korea, you know that, but whether in their private deliberations they see that someday it's going to happen and how we going to make the best of it, as this one of the condition they're going to demand is that there be no u.s. forces there. certainly no nuclear facilities, so they will try to extract the best deal they can from the own security standpoint. on the second question about president park's northeast asia initiative and ways the countries there can collaborate, one of the last assignments i had at the defense department was in the area of humanity assistance and disaster relief. and we work very clo
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May 12, 2013 7:45pm EDT
what we did to be very practical to survive and thrive. and we knew once the election was over we would pick that one way or the other of the positioning for the title or the subtitle of the book depending on who won. if it was mid romney be but have had books that says we are in a mess, we have to get out but here is what we have to do. and the others are we are in a mess and it will get worse >> thank you so much. >> good to see you. . . we are here today to talk about your terrific new book strange rebels 1979 and the birth of the 21st century. i'm going to let you explained in a second yea days that 1979 was the crucial point to history. but let me first start out with a little
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May 12, 2013 3:45pm EDT
. from 1995 to 1983, served as governor of missouri hamas elected to the united states senate in the 294. perhaps most relevant to our top today, president bush appointed him attorney general of the united states in 2000. much like edward levi cover attorney general ashcroft served a difficult time for the united states, taking office less than one year before the attack of september 11, 2001. since leaving the attorney general's office in 2005, he said at the ashcroft group, a law firm consultancy committed to integrity and leadership. our moderator today is my friend and colleague, geoff stone him fit stonehill fittingly holds the title of edward h. levi at the university of chicago law school and embodies many of edward levi's virtues. as a graduate of the university of pennsylvania received his degree from our law school in 1971. he was a law clerk to justice brennan at the u.s. supreme court enjoined or faculty in 1973. bike edward levi, served as the dean and went on to serve nine years as provost of this great university. he's the author of more than a dozen books, including t
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May 19, 2013 9:30am EDT
of warren county have elected me to do a job, and i have to do that. with respect to number two, absolutely, in order for vengeance to be justified, it has to be proportionate. and, no, cutting off the hands of someone who's a pickpocket is not proportionate. >> in some societies it is. >> yeah, but again, it's not justified revenge. you can call it whatever you can call it, justified revenge, and we judge it and say that's clearly disproportionate. in fact, a whole chapter in the book about the way in which under sharia law there are lots of penalties under color of law that we would not accept in any way of being proportionate. beheadings, dismemberments, lashings, stonings. so just because someone wants to call it measure for measure doesn't mean we have to accept measure for measure. we should be able to know what measure for measure looks like. and your third point is, you know, i just don't, i don't -- i think it's patronizing to tell a victim, oh, you don't know. you don't know, you'll feel a lot better with half a loaf later. i think this is the kind of thing that this b
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May 18, 2013 8:45pm EDT
the area of the elections is it relates to popular astronomy and observational astronomy robert ariel being a member of the star observers and the active one at that. also including the work of the major observatories the periodical publications and in effect -- reflect his interest of the microscope and as to restore the telescope as part of his work he did the research and published it is part of his major collection witht
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May 14, 2013 8:00pm EDT
food and jobs that pay out last year in the middle of a hard-fought election year and the swirling partisan battles on capital hill, we in the senate were cultured attrition committee came together. we sat around this table. we worked together in a bipartisan way to craft a new farm bill, one with nature reforms, deficit reduction and a commitment to the diversity of american agriculture. even more important, i worked last year reflected our commitment to the 16 million men and women in this country whose livelihoods depend on aquaculture and on whom we depend for our food. 69 people at the end of a long day's work gather with their families around tables very much like this one. in the wake of the worst drought in decades, each out that persisted any parts of our country that talk at those tables is about worries for the future. we saw last year and deniable prove that farming is the riskiest business in the country, which is why the farm bill is a very. but senator cochran and i sat at the beginning of the year, we agreed we wanted to build on the successes of last year. together
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May 19, 2013 4:15pm EDT
after barack obama was inaccurate as president of the united states following an election that was rather amazing and historic. in february team, 2009, rick santelli went into a rant here about the founding fathers to talk about the horror they would feel days following the 2000 election recognized the rhetorical, the symbolism that is back to their applause and began to work in on the internet and face-to-face measures and communities, regions across the country. within weeks, they are staging demonstrations in various regions featuring older people dressed up in costumes carrying handwritten signs, denouncing obama is a socialist or communist. within months they were mounting huge demonstrations in washington d.c. and set to work organizing what eventually became 1000 regularly made in local groups in states across the united states. by 2010, the mainstream media took were noticed because their effect in the dynamics of republican primaries, bringing marco rivera to a victory over the previous establishment candidate charlie crist. they made in the massachusetts special election
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May 17, 2013 7:00pm EDT
who the large party has, and they are true they are op the so-called elections, not the bank; right? ppp used to have all bank partners, and so the example of i would not lie to this issue of regionalization, and the hope is that these major parties are able to deliver in the case of ppp regain its standing in the prosinces, and that the world bank also somehow increases because in a sense, he doesn't have any of the presentation from his own parties. he has good, strong allies that are functional, but that's different. it was, in fact, based on facts that i was saying that it is the politics as somewhat -- but he's right that this is not the first time -- >> let me add some numbers just for everyone's knowledge based on the data i have. it's the single largestnine sea. the other largest group is 2 21 which is others, a hodgepodge of different groups. since, they have four seats, and pakistan that is functional have seven so they have 11 seats functional, they have a reasonable amount according to the numbers that we have from the election commission. >> just as i said, that there i
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